02 May 2007

J. C. Ryle on the Bible

J. C. Ryle was steeped in Scripture, it was his life so it's no surprise that he has some good advice concerning the Bible in his Thoughts For Young Men. He wrote, For another thing, determine as long as you live to make the Bible your guide and advisor. The Bible is God's merciful provision for sinful man's soul, - the map by which he must steer his course, if he would attain eternal life. All that we need to know, in order to make us peaceful, holy or happy, is there richly contained. If a young man wants to know how to begin life well, let him hear what David says, "How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your Word." (Ps. 119:9).

Thoughts For Young Men, pg. 53

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